Roger L. Kurtz
February 06, 1934 - September 18, 2022
Roger L. Kurtz, age 88, of St. Charles, Missouri, died on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 10:03 am in his home.
Roger was born on February 6, 1934, in Barry, Illinois, the son of Carl and Juanita Cook Kurtz.
Roger received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History form Quincy College in 1965. He graduated from Webster University in 1970 with a Master's degree, and Roger had 50 hours of course credits beyond his Master's Degree at St. Louis University, the University of Missouri, and Washington University.
Roger had a long career as a high school History teacher. He taught one year at Quincy High School and for 31 year at Webster Groves High School. He was a dedicated teacher and loved using Art to teach History. Roger was constantly striving to improve his lesson in the classroom to make them more impactful for his students.
Roger was an excellent ballroom dancer. He loved flower gardening and kept a magnificent garden throughout the years.
Roger is survived by a sister, Anna Parrick of Quincy; many nieces and nephews; grand-nieces and grand-nephews; great-grand-nieces and great-grand-nephews; and his longtime friend, James Kintner.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Carl and Jerry Kurtz, and a sister, Phyllis Hibbard.
Visitation: 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Services: 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy Illinois with full military honors conducted by American Legion Post 37 and the United States Army Honors Detail.
Memorials may be made to Operation Smile. Memorial donations may be made online at https://memorials.hansenspear.com/
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.